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Fashion Musings

I'm not a fashionista. Not even close (I own crocs, for one). But I do occasionally follow fashion trends when I read Outblush and my LouLou magazines.

Here are some musings about my discoveries:

1) Maternity jeans can be reworn post-partum without shame.

So apparently these Current/Elliott Pull On Jeans are considered a non-faux-pas. Well, they look pretty similar to my maternity jeans (except mine have the stitching that you can see, the way that real jeans do). If *these* are acceptable public wear, then I see no issue with pulling my paneled jeans on and going for groceries after baby is born. :)

2) Sweater dresses are great for preggo's and non-preggo's alike.

I've been wearing my pre-pregnancy sweater dresses (thank God for the stretch factor) during the past 8 months. Apparently, they're still in vogue. Huh. Great news for me, and for anyone who likes their tops long and warm and paired with leggings right now. Again, I feel vindicated in my clothing choices given that they're being reinforced by what I read online (and in this case, I *do* trust what I'm reading online).

3) Not all "fashionable" items actually look good.  Case in point:

So this is like the ugly Valentine's sweater, right? Terrible looking cardigan; no self-respecting adult should wear hearts on their clothes (unless it's pajamas or lingerie, in which case it doesn't count nor matter because only your dear Hubbs will see).  Maybe Forever 21 thinks that 21 year-olds (and those who think they're still 21 and holding) can pull this off?  I'm thinking not.  And I think the same rule holds true for animals on clothing:

So, after a quick read to catch up on my Outblush, I'm feeling pretty darn good about my fashion choices of late.  I may not be a trend-setter but I certainly don't look like I walked out of the wrong decade.

But you'll probably disagree with me, no? You'll say that you *like* having sequined foxes on your shirts and hearts all over your sweaters, and you'll tell me that sweater dresses are yesterday's news and my maternity jeans need to enter into retirement the moment my baby enters into this which case, I'll happily agree to disagree ;)


Justice~! said…
I think you are a hot momma

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